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Ñmñz?cç?çÑkÑkÑe- >>> today, president obama is in las vegas to make a push for immigration reform. new at noon, ktvu's janine de la vega joins us live from san jose where supporters have gathered to discuss the president's plans. good afternoon, janine. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. about 35 people have gathered here in our lady of guadalupe church in east san jose. the grassroots organization, people in the community get together and the siu union has invited people to watch the speech. the speech just ended so they are talking about what type of reform the president is proposing. union members, security guards and janitors are very interested in what president obama had to say. immigration advocates have been pushing the obama administration to overhaul the immigration system since he didn't do this in his first four years of office. today, obama was expected to share details about his immigration proposal in his second term which includes a path to citizenship for more than 11 million undocumented workers. obama is also likely to show his support for treating same- sex couples in which one partner is
be an alternate route to 101 and that is because we are following a big- rig crash on 101 and janine de la vega joins us live from the scene, what is going on now? >> reporter: well caltrans arrived on the scene and they are putting down orange cones in the middle of the freeway. we are in the northbound lanes, three lanes of traffic are closed because of a big-rig accident and we are told in the next 15 minutes they plan on opening one more lane, so 2 lanes, this is just south of the exit and you can see it is causing quite a traffic back up. just to let you know what happened, this all happened at 2:49 just before 3:00 a.m. and in the distance, it was carrying some sort of air freight and the driver claim he apparently drifted off to the shoulder for some unknown reason and cut him off and took out 0 feet of -- 0 feet of guard -- 40 feet of guardrail and for more on this we go to justin bradford, can you tell me what is going on? >> yes, they are putting what is called a hard closure, caltrans is alleviating traffic so motorists will know lanes are closed. we did open the two lanes so we hav
reporter janine de la vega is live in santa clara to update us on the situation there and why getting the flu vaccine seems to be getting more difficult. janine. >> reporter: rita, i spoke with a have doctor í from the public health department he tells me they are seeing more people being treated for respiratory viruses rather than the flu. he still wants to people to be protected. at kizer santa clara the staff saw an increase in the number of patients in their emergency room being treated for the flu and respiratory illness. people were given masks inside to keep the sickness from spreading. the flu has hit hard with new york being the latest state to declare a public notice. in santa clara county the numbers show that 1% had a severe case and had been hospitalized but health officials say with people traveling influenza could become wide spread here. >> the key things are get your flu shot. make sure you don't go to work if you are sick. people like to go to work when they are sick. but they are spreading the germs and wash your hands, cover your cough. >> reporter: numerous big c
and -- abducted from her home and murdered in 1993. janine de la vega janine de la vega has -- janine de la vega has more. >> reporter: the klaas kids foundation chose to have this here at the search center. the holidays were difficult for sierra lamar's family but they wanted to come out and support these new tools by the klaas foundation. polly klaas's mother told a small crowd at a news conference this morning, he wants to commemorate polly's 32nd birthday by by introduces some tools. one is a titanium wrist watch with a gps locater. another is called polly's guardian angle. it's a smartphone application that alerts parents who have downloaded the app whenever a child is missing within a 15- mile radius. >> if their child goes missing and they've preloaded their child's information they can hit a panic button that will then notify all of those people within the community. >> it's great technology. it's -- hardly anyone else is doing anything like this. so that alone makes it really, really, you know, unique. >> reporter: the third tool is a free online web browser for kids called cocoon for k
, today marks the 40th anniversary of the roe versus wade decision. new at noon, ktvu's janine de la vega joins us live in los altos where marchers are planning to march today. >> reporter: i'm here at the los altos youth center. just inside here, this group of pro-choice supporters are listening to a pediatrician who is telling them that the right to have a choice should not be taken for granted because anti- abortion supporters have been chipping away at that right for years. [singing] >> reporter: they sang a song about women am rights to rally the crowd -- women's rights to rally the crowd. today they plan on making a one- mile loop marching through downtown and back up to the youth center. they are commeant rating the 40 -- commemorating the 40th anniversary of roe versus wade which allows the woman to choose whether to have an abortion. we spoke to people about this and one doctor talked about how grateful she is for the supreme court decision. >> i'm also thankful for all of the women's lives that are being said by having abortion being legal. because back in the day where it was i
. janine de la vega what can you tell us? >> reporter: well here in the northbound lanes of highway 101 where three lanes of traffic are closed and you can see it is create -- created and we are told by chp, it can be seen in the distance and you can see the debris that is off to the shoulder of the road. to get more information we went you tell me what appeared to have happened? >> well for unknown reasons the driver of this big-rig took out 40 feet and in doing that, it disabled the big-rig and also punctured the right fuel tank. >> reporter: were there any other vehicles involved leaking fuel? >> that is a firmed. there is only the big-rig involved. they have lacerations to the face and the fuel was leaking and we are waiting for caltrans to clean it up. >> reporter: i can smell the gasoline, it is pretty strong, was alcohol involved in this? >> no that is not involved. >> reporter: so what will happen with traffic, we are waiting for caltrans to arrive? >> yes, we are hoping to open the second lane back up and we will put in a hard closure and the timeframe will be determined on how
. it's the second in consecutive days. ktvu reporter janine de la vega is in san jose where investigators don't have much to go on. janine. >> reporter: brian, we're here on the east side in a neighborhood just off of monterey highway. this is a mix of homes, apartment complexes, and a church there you see there on the corner. this is where the attack happened. we spoke with a man who works at that church said knowing this happened he didn't get much sleep last night. they received a 911 call at 8:30 last night there had been a stabbing at south side drive and hope street. when they arrived officers found a latino male in his late 30s or early 40s suffering from stab wounds. after speaking with witnesses the victim had been approached by 4-5 young men between the ages of 18-20 years old. there was some sort of scuffle between them. the victim was stabbed several times in his upper torso. >> the number of witnesses we have so far on this, have not told us anything that would help us pinpoint whether or not this was gang related. that is something we just don't know yet. >> ho
developing news out of san jose where a fire started at a cannibus club. janine de la vega was the first reporter of the scene, what can you tell us about the investigation at this point. >> reporter: the fire is out and it was relatively small but firefighters think this could have been intentionally set. now, an employee told me that the security company that monitors this cannibu called and said the motion detectors in the building had gone off and a fire had broken out. firefighters were called to the phc club on sanker road this morning at 4:20 and saw flames in the building. a side window was broken when they arrived. firefighters had to force entry to the building to get inside and fight the fire. the sprinkler system was triggered which helped keep it small and it was knocked down in about 20 minutes. >> there was potentially a broken window. we have an odor of gasoline, and then the concerns that it's a commercial building here at 4:00 in the morning to have a fire in the commercial building unoccupied is a concern. >> reporter: again, there is no cause yet on how this fire star
translating into cash for some stores. janine de la vega is with us from palo alto antigen mean, i guess it is pretty official today? >> people are waiting to get their hands on the jerseys and the nfc champions hat. people are waiting to get in and there has been a steady stream of customers ever since and they are looking for anything that strikes their eye. >> reporter: they came in and they bought, and she was one of the first to stock up on stuff for her family. >> they said other stores had run out of stuff so i had to make sure they opened back up at 8:00 so i was here at 7:30 and i made sure i had all the stuff. >> reporter: from jerseys to banners and towels, people were forking out cash to get more memorabilia after last night's win against the atlanta falcons. >> we are able to buy the brand- new merchandise and it is our little piece of being part of the team. >> reporter: frank gore stored two touchdowns in the second half. they are now headed to new orleans from the super bowl. the team's planes touched down and coaches and families walked off the plane. >> after every yea
are investigating a bold kidnapping attempt of a 2-year-old girl outside of her home. ktvu eight janine de la vega is in san jose and talked with police a short time ago. janine, what did they tell you? >> reporter: a police spokesperson told me he's checking in with detectives right now to see if they got any tips overnight. now, they are taking that attempted kidnapping that happened here on dale court very serious. they say the man was pulling on the child's legs so hard, that her shoes fell off. this all happened around 5:40 yesterday afternoon. this was near south white and aborn. a mother said she was playing in the front yard playing with her siblings and the man made a comment that she didn't like and she tried to pull her away. >> it's very turning. it's a brazen act on her part. without locating him, we don't know what his mental state was but obviously the mother felt the need to pull the child away from her. >> reporter: the mother was able to hang onto her daughter and run into the house. the man was last seen walking away on paven drive. police canvassed the area looking for the man
eyes. >>> listing the best companies in america and a dozen bay area companies are on that list. janine de la vega tells us who is number one. >>> google is back on top and ranked number one in this survey. >> reporter: it is 4th time it is ranked number one best to work for and you can see employees get to ride around on these free bikes. now this search engine offers free massages and a 7-acre sports complex. it showed google scored high in pay and fostering positive workplace and same sex marriages were important to employees. and bay area firms included on that list were net up and sunny veil, d pr construction, sales force.com. and adobe and cisco were ranked in the top 100. they is your raised asking about job satisfaction. they also asked about pay benefits training and adversity. they talked about these companies around the bay area to get their reaction. janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> president barack obama is urging americans who support his gun control proposals to put pressure on congress. the president unveiled his proposals yesterday aimed at reducing g
to begin in santa clara county. ktvu channel 2 morning news' janine de la vega is in san jose to tell us how homeless is helping out with this very special census. >> reporter: good morning, you can see volunteers from the community as well as homeless people have been recruited by the shelterer and are coming in here to this office this morning and they will be sitting down there and listening to a presentation and they will be trained on what it look for -- what to look for when doing this homeless count this is a video of some of the homeless who will act as guides and they will help identify where some of the homeless are living. this is done every two years and last time it was done, over 7,000 were counted living in the county. officials are trying to figure out if that number has grown and this will help the city qualify for over $10 million in federal grant money. it will help assess to plan for resources in the futur and we spoke to one homeless man who wants to help. >> directly or indirectly i will be helping myself i don't plan to be homeless for now but as of now i could be
to janine de la vega, she is on the scene of a big-rig crash which make people use a different route. jeanine? >> reporter: we are here in the northbound lanes of highway 101 -- [ technical difficulties, stand by ] >> reporter: we are told traffic is backed up for miles because of a big-rig which crashed and spilled fuel and it all happened just before 3:00 a.m., they crashed into 40 feet of guardrail and a light pole. there is a lot of swifted -- twisted light and metal. it leaked 30 gallons of fuel onto the freeway. no other vehicles were involved but traffic is inching along in the northbound lanes. chp is working with caltrans to clean up this mess. >> fortunately this happened before 3:00 a.m. so there was not a lot of traffic on the roadway and he did only receive minor injuries and no other vehicles were hit as well. >> reporter: now the driver of the big-rig told cnbc shall -- now the driver of the big-rig was not under the influence. he did pass the sobriety test. it is waiting to be towed and caltrans workers are cleaning up and they are still waiting for them to bring ou
bay after a man tried to snatch a two-year-old girl right from her mother's arms. ktvu janine de la vega is in san jose this morning with details with a kidnap attempt and search for the suspect. janine. >> reporter: pam, police con vassed this area looking for the man but came up empty handed. this hammed on dayo court. a mother told police around 5:40 her two-year-old daughter was playing in front of her house with her siblings. he made a comment about her two- year-old that made her uncomfortable so she picked up her daughter. that is when the man grabbed the toddlers legs and tried to pull the daughter away from her mother. there was a struggle between the two but the woman hanged on to her daughter and went in the house to call 911. that stranger left and was last seen walking on paven drive. he is described as latino between 20 to 30 years old. the mother also said that he smelled like automotive oil. police are taking this very seriously. this was an attempted kidnapping. they are asking anybody who may have been a witness or has any information about this you can call police
administration will hold a news conference tied to the safety concerns about that jet. ktvu janine de la vega joining us live. she is at ma theta san jose airport right now. what can you tell us? >> reporter: well all over san jose you can see signs touting the inaugural flight to tokyo. it takes off here from at 11:45. it's being operated by ana. what is being used is the 787 boeing dream liner. the faa will be holding a news conference to launch a major review of the boeing 787 boeing dream liner. this week there were numerous problems reported with the aircraft. one flight had to be canceled because of brake lines with the plane. on monday a dream liner operated by japan airlines had an electrical fire broke out in its battery. this has spark concerns and put a damper on the air sport here. >> i think the more convenient international flights we have here locally is great. i love that. i don't like to have to drive to sfo. so that is good for me. >> reporter: nan will be flying to tokyo five days a week. it's the first direct flight from san jose to asia in six years. it's also the first a
are headed to the super bowl. they had come-from-behind win. janine de la vega is live where she can start to buy the gear. >> reporter: good morning. the last time the 49ers went to the super bowl was 1999. this store behind me, you can get it will be busy with a lot of people buying the champions' gear here where you can see the super bowl emblem right underneath here. ktvu was at san francisco international airport as the team's plane touched down at 11:15. people were cheering in the airport as the players, coaches and their families walked off the planes. some fans gathered on the street to see the team buses make their way to the headquarters in santa clara. the 49ers want the nfc championship game. the 49ers had a rough start in the first half and were down by 17 points but frank gore ran for a pair of touchdowns and the team won 28-24. quarterback, colin kaepernick, recalled what he told his teammates in the middle of the game when they were down. >> very comfortable. i mean, i have great confidence in our defense. i went out there and talked to them and told them this is for the s
of a millionaire last november. new at noon, ktvu's janine de la vega joins us live with information that the prostitute giving information to two gang members about the mansion. >> reporter: all four defendants in this case will be appearing here in court on february 4th to enter a plea. the chronicle is reporting that the lone female defendant gave people associated with an oakland gang information that ultimately led to this home invasion and murder. 24-year-old raven dixon is behind bars. she also faces a gang enhancement. the chronicle is reports that she worked as a prostitute for kumar and passed along information about the mansion, including the lateout. coincidently, the oakland police chief said that is the same group involved in a gang war. the chronicle sources say shows people hatched a plan to invade the estate. the district attorney's office have charged three others with kumer's murder. his home was broken into last november while he and his wife were home. kumar's body was found inside but the police won't say how he was killed. the court had documents sealed because
. ktvu's janine de la vega joins us from san jose to explain the response. >> reporter: this is one of three restaurants in the area that has expanded its sidewalks and added outdoor seating. i'm the only one out here because it's a little bit chilly out here. but one city council man says there is should be more areas like this. this afternoon, the city council will vote whether to begin a pilot program that would allow residents to replace parking spots adjacent to their business with more sidewalk place for their benches, tables, planters and artwork. under the program, five businesses would be allowed to expand the sidewalk. the program will attract more to use downtown making it more vibrant. >> we recognize that by allowing curb cafes to exist, we'll be narrowing streets and eliminating parking in some spaces. but restaurant owners believe it's worth the sacrifice. >> reporter: the renovations made for the three existing cafes were paid for by the city several yearsback but under this pilot program, the business would be responsible for paying for the work needed to transform
and now police are searching for suspects. janine de la vega is on the scene and tells us what police are saying this morning, jeanine? >>> we are here in front of an apartment complex. now police have left the scene already and what you can see is the shattered glass from the window that was broken in the stabbing. a man who lives in this apartment complex on the drive was in his car when another car pulled up. he broke the victim's window and started to stab him. the 21-year-old was stabbed twice he was rushed to the hospital and is said to have non-life threatening injuries. officers spend time talking to those they found and police say they believe this stabbing is gang related and so far no arrested have been made. right here back to where the broken glass is, we are seeing a case of beer and broken alcohol bottles but we are not sure if all of that is related in this stabbing but we do have a call into police and we will have more information if it becomes available. reporting live janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> in the meantime san jose police are investigatin
. ktvu's janine de la vega is in los gatos to explain about the end of the payroll tax holiday. >> reporter: good afternoon. this tax cut has expired and it will affect every wage earner. most people that we spoke to this morning had no idea that it would affect their paychecks this year. now, here's what workers need to know -- the -- the past two years, americans were enjoying a boost in their paycheck. they lowered the social security tax to 4.2%. that measure was put in place in 2010 to help boost the economy. now the payroll tax is going back up to 6.2% which means less money in your paycheck. we spoke to a consumer psychologist who said it will likely cause people to spend less. >> when people get less money, a reduction in the amount of money they have to spend, they sort of react in a major kind of panic and stop spending or are in denial. one of the two. >> it will be okay. i just have to save a little here and save here, don't spend here. >> reporter: here's a breakdown -- the average family making $50,000 a year will see their paychecks decrease by $1,000 a year. the
's janine de la vega was the first reporter on the scene and just spoke to the manager and has new information about what he saw onp the -- saw on surveillance video. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. the cannabis club just opened a short time ago. they are cleaning up. they removed some of the furniture. i just got an update from the security and he says security cameras that did capture an image of someone breaking a window on the side of the building where the fire started. cleanup crews spent the morning sweeping up broken glass and debris left from a fire that started inside the health center. the fire began at 4:20 near this window located in the conference loom. the window was broken and a suspicious odor was in the air. >> it does smell like gasoline. i don't know what else it may be. >> reporter: the manager rushed here after the security company that monitors the company called it say motion detecters sensed something and the cameras smelled smoke. >> because of the broken window and several other possibilities, arson is a possibility. >> we have the odor of gasoline and
on after an underground vault caught fire and knocked out power to one neighborhood. ktvu's janine de la vega is on the scene on dana avenue. how is that fire affecting electricity in the area, janine? >> reporter: well, there's still customers that still don't know have power. we're here in the cleftent park neighborhood on dana avenue. you can see utility workers are here and they are working to fix the problem. their focus is on that manhole cover. you can see where the great bear is urn burned. that's where the -- is burned. that's where the fire burned out. a neighbored caught 911 after hearing a large boom and seeing flames shoot out of the vault. firefighters say inside a transformer and utility wires were burning. police told residents to shelter in place while firefighters worked to extinguish the flames. that explosion caught some residents to think of the explosion in san bruno. this is what they heard. >> sounds like a big explosive. and i went outside the door. i seen the smoke on the street. >> reporter: did you see the fire? >> i seen the fire. >> reporter: how high was it
the sexual hazing allegations. >>> a huge project just starting in santa clara county. ktvu's janine de la vega is joining the many volunteers. "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's tuesday, january 29th. >>> a new twist in the allegations at a high school in vallejo. janine de la vega is live to explain why police are now getting involved in the case and the questions they still need answered. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we've learned that in the inside of the locker room is the coach's office. so the big question is was he even present? was he anywhere near that locker room when the alleged assaults happened? is he the only one that could be liable for what happened here? these are questions that police will be looking into. police only learned about what happened here last thursday. they will be interviewing students and officials at st. patrick's st. vincent's as well as officials in the archdiocese. the allegations involve attacks on six students. friday, the principal
janine de la vega. >>> also this morning nurses are kicking off a two-day strike at santa rosa memorial hospital. replacement nurses have been hired on a four-day contract. striking nurses could be locked out until the 18th. the urgent care center in windsor will be temporarily closed today and tomorrow. instead patients will be treated at santa rosa. which exempts the bay bridge and golden gate bridge. preliminary recommendations could come in the next few weeks. >>> more people are riding bart and it's a lot more passengers than bart expected. bart expected a 2% increase. however the economic recovery and higher gas prices saw ridership jump almost 6%. that means riders are standing for a half hour or more. many bart platforms are crowded. that could make some commuters rethink their options. coming up at 6:45 ktvu brian flores. meantime san francisco transit agency paid a lot of overtime in the past fiscal year. san francisco chronicle reports one muni mechanic earned an extra $163,000 for close to 40 hours of overtime. two of the cities top overtime wage earners work from muni. they
it on fire. ktvu janine de la vega is there at the scene gathering information. she will have a live update coming up at 6:30. >>> time is 6:03. the fbi at the scene of a hostage situation involving a little boy in alabama. a six-year-old boy is being held hostage by a man in an under ground bunker. this started yesterday afternoon in dale county alabama. authorities say a gunman boarded a school bus, shot the school bus driver several times and then kidnapped the boy. the bus driver died later while the other children on the bus escaped. >> school bus driver did everything he could. threw the bus in reverse. lowered the gas. that is when the bus alarm came on. >> cnn is reporting that kidnapped boy has special needs. authorities were able to get him medication over night and they determined he has not been harmed. again this is a fluid situation. classes by the way are canceled at all dale county schools. >>> in just about an hour from right now the national rival association as well as gun control supporters are going to face off at the first congressional hearing on gun violence since th
are issuing a safety warning to women in palo alto. janine de la vega has more on the search for the suspect and what the woman said he did. >> reporter: the man exposed himself to the woman here near california avenue. the woman was approached while sitting in her car many of the people we spoke to had not heard about this incident. the woman in her 20s told police she was looking down at her phone texting and when she looked up she saw a man standing next to her car. he did not have pants on and they were unable to locate the suspect and this is unsettling news this morning. >> a lot of people should not have to worry about stuff like this. it is horrible, i wish there was something more we could do. >> there have been a number of cases of men sexually assaulting women in the downtown area. several women were globed on downtown occasionsp. and another man tried to assault a woman in her bed before running away. none of those cases were solved and in this case the victim describeds suspect as a white man in his 20s about 5 feet 9 inches tall with a thin build wearing a t-shirt and jeans. po
. janine de la vega is on the scene and just spoke to the victim's friend, jeanine? >> reporter: that is right, they were not able to go back to sleep and they said the victim and some friends were here on the corner in front of an apartment complex drinking. you can still see some of the beer bottles left over but you can see all the broken glass from all the violence that broke out. a 20-year-old man who lives in this apartment complex was in his car when another vehicle pulled up. he broke the victim's window and started to stab him. police say he was stabbed twice. we spoke to his friend who said she ran up right after it happened. >> i heard like a car window smash and like beer bottles breaking and i like ran down and i like wanted to cry because that is sad. >> reporter: the man was rushed to the hospital where he is suffering from non-life threatening injuries and after speaking to witnesses they believe it is gang related. no arrests have been made so far. just to give you an idea where we are, we are right near the expressway and people said in the last year the violen
, janine de la vega? >> reporter: they are notorious for their traffic back up and a small number of people delayed and it could save people from driving with traffic nightmares. this story was conducted with people who tracked more than 350 bay area drivers using their cell phone and jp s signals. a select group of drivers from outlying neighborhoods is contributing to much of the congestion on the roads. the study found 1% of drivers from san jose, dublin, san rafael. san ramon would cancel their trips and drop by 14% which chafes 8 minutes -- shaves 8 minutes off a person's commute and that's what transportation officials can put to read that bigger results. according to transportation officials they are studying this research to see if they could add more measures as far as metering lights to spread out the volume of traffic. recording live, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> time now is 5:05 an air search is led for a missing and in skott's valley. he has not been heard from since he left his home friday morning. he is known to hike in creek park. today they will be se
and it comes after safety concerns antigen mean janine de la vega -- janine de la vega has more on just how many flights are affected, here is more. >>reporter: brian, there is nobody here at the ticket counterat san jose international airport and another worker i spoke to said there were agents here helping people rebook their canceled flights and that person said they expect representatives to be here again this morning, this is what it looks like and there is a notice for canceling all of its flights. yesterday they decided to stop the flights through next monday and last night the federal aviation ordered them to stop until they can proof the batteries used on the airline is safe. they had to stop them because batteries were blamed for smoke inside the planes. they are helping passengers rebook san jose flights to go through a did i have air cart and there was lots of fan fair. now with 320 of its flights canceled and the dreamliner still being grounded, it is unclear when normal operations will be done. now coming up on the morning news we are hoping to talk to airport officials to see
for atlanta today one win away from the super bowl. ktvu janine de la vega is in santa clara this morning as fans get more and more excited. janine. >> reporter: we are here at the 49ers training facility and the site of the new stadium you can see behind me. excitement has been building here all week in anticipation for this weekend's big game. now bay area fans have been stocking up on 49ers memorabilia at team stores. they plan to of course wear their jerseys and cheer on the team when they take on the atlanta falcons on sunday. this is the second year in a row the niners made it to the nfc championship. they are one game away from playing at the super bowl in new orleans. yesterday the team held a news conference. coach jim harbaugh said his team's philosophy for a win going into this game is simple. >> we'll do what we always do and speak for myself. pack a toothbrush and a great attitude and play a great football game. >> reporter: the niners are riding high from last weekend's win. all eyes will be on quarterback collin kaepernick the second year quarterback is driving up the price
on northbound 101 in sunnyvale in the middle of the night. ktvu's janine de la vega joins us live from the scene with an update on the progress that's been made so far. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning. well, they are gonna open up all lanes of northbound 101 momentarily. you can see there's a street sweeper working to clear all of the debris. they also -- caltrans also poured sand all over about 20 to 30 gallons of spilled fuel. you can see to the shoulder, crews are still working to pick up all of the wood and depp brie that's right there. now, for more information on exactly when we are going to open up the freeway, i'm joined by this chp officer. what can you tell me? >> we're actually gonna open the freeway in minutes, two more minutes. we're gonna open the freeway up and have our crews cleaning up the spill on the shoulder, on the dirt there. but we'll have all lanes open. >> reporter: what happened in this accident? >> well, right now, what we think happened is maybe -- well, actually, the big rig driver said he got cut off. we can't confirm that at this point. we're lookin
. the nfl championship game is sunday just two days away. ktvu's janine de la vega is live in san jose right now. i know fans are getting excited, janine. >> definitely. we're here in front of a popular sports bar in downtown san jose. right now, it's dark and empty, but this place is expected to be packed with 49er fans watching the games on the screen here. >> fans blan to wear their jerseys while clear canning on the 49ers while they take on the falcons on sunday. this the second year in a row that the 9ers made it to the nfc championship. they are one win away from playing in the super bowl if they win. all eyes will be on colin kaepernick. >> hope they make the super bowl. >> reporter: yesterday, the team held a news conference where jim harbaugh told everyone the team was ready to play a great game. he did not give away details. today, harbaugh will be holding another news conference this time with kaepernick before they leave from the san jose international airport. coming up on the next hour of "mornings on 2," i will tell you about a friendly bet between the mayors of san francisco
group of drivers is making bay area freeways miserable for all of us. ktvu's janine de la vega joining us live from san jose. so who is the bad guy and what's traffic out there now look like. >> reporter: we're here on 101. you can see traffic is starting to slow down. a lot of break lights as -- brake lights as these cars head northbound. we spoke to one driver who told us during the height of your commute driving hole. it takes her a half-hour to -- home. it takes her a half-hour to drive two miles. researchers tracked more than 350,000 bay area drivers and found that if 1% of drivers would cancel their trips, traffic would drop by 14% which means eight minutes would be saved per -- per hour. the traffic ends up congesting quickly once the road's capacity is increased which is why researchers say one small change can make a huge impact. >> that does surprise me. if we can get 1% to do that. >> i've tried it multiple times. you leave at 6:00, 6:30, two different traffic schedules going on. it's a matter -- it's all a matter of the sequence going on that day. >> reporter: researchers s
of the story at 7:30. >>> an alarming wakeup call to a family in san jose. they woke up to flames. janine de la vega is live at the scene. you say police think this is deliberate. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning. this is an upper middle-class neighborhood with homes well over a million dollars. for some reason or another, the home right here has been targeted. here you can see yellow paint. this was from an earlier incident. the latest one happened this morning. here you can see in the entryway of this house, it's all black as well as the door. there's smoke damage there. that's because it was lit on fire. police and firefighters came to glenwood avenue at around -- at around 3:00 this morning. they say the husband, wife and adult daughter herd a commotion. they walked out to find their front door was on fire. the homeowner was able to put it out before firefighters arrived. he told us that the morning before his daughter's ford focus was vandalized. the person who did this, apparently they left the screwdriver behind. the homeowner is completely rattled. he didn't want to be id
on why it is a game of wait and see. a lot of rumors out there, though, janine de la vega? >> reporter: yes, that is right, we are here in front of facebook and a week and a half ago they changed it to this blue hand pointing forward which they launched last month andco incidentally, -- and coincidentally, it is a launch for a big announcement being made today. it was somewhat cryptic saying come see what we are building. they have plans to expand the menlo park campus and there are rumors they could unveil a smart phone but others say it is unlikely because mark zuckerberg said it would be the wrong strategy. there is speculation the company will unveil a social search engine to combine recommendations with other information. facebook could introduce a video chat for smart phones much like apple's space time. whatever the case they want to build anticipation and this invitation is very similar to apple's invitation to build up hype and we'll see if this lives up to the hype it is generating. that news conference where they are supposed to unveil something takes place at 10:00 a.m. thi
. the team is one win away from the super bowl. ktvu janine de la vega is in san jose as fans gear up for the game. janine. >> reporter: we're here in downtown and one place that is expected to be packed with 49er fans is this sports bar on santa clara street. whenever the big games like this they usually bring in extra staff to happened l the crowds and make sure the beer is flowing. bay area fans have been stocking up on 49ers memorabilia. they plan on wearing their jerseys to cheer the team on when they take on the falcons on sunday. this is the second year in a row the niners made it to the nfc championship. they are one game away from playing at the super bowl in new orleans. we talked to fans this morning. >> i would love to go to a sports bar. so me and a couple buddies plan to watch the game. yeah. i mean because it's like if the 49ers go to super bowl, then that is even great. that is even better for the community and great for the bay area. >> reporter: the 49ers are riding high from last weekend's win. all eyes will be on collin kaepernick. the second year quarterback is dr
janine de la vega is in santa clara this morning to tell us how bay area hospitals are dealing with this. janine. >> reporter: here at kizer it was very busy over the weekend. a lot of people here in the emergency room with flu like symptoms and respiratory virus. people are being encouraged to get the flu shot. over the weekend masks were given to people in emergency room to keep sickness from spreading. the peak of the flu season is supposed to arrive in california in the coming weeks. the rest of the country has been hit hard. valley medical center is not reporting an uptake in cases just yet. so far the santa clara county department of public health is reporting one severe case of the flu requiring hospitalization. but doctors are urging people not to be complacent. they expect more people to come downdown be fever, aches, sore throats and cough. besides being immunized and getting a flu vaccine. one of the best defenses is to wash your happened-- wash your hands. reporting live janine de la vega. >>> vice president joe biden continues his gun violence meetings. this time he will me
much more coming up at 5:45. >>> new this morning an alarming wakeup call in the south bay. ktvu janine de la vega is in san jose where police suspect someone set a house on fire. janine. >> reporter: we're here in willow glen. this neighborhood is a safe neighborhood. looks like an upper middle class neighborhood. two and a half hours ago police and firefighters were called here to this house because it appears that somebody set the door of the house on fire. i don't know if you can tell there it's a little dark but the door is discolored. that is because it has been blackened from the fire. firefighters were called here for a report of a house on fire. when they arrived they found the front door in flames. it was quickly extinguished and the three people inside were unharmed. they determined somebody threw a flammable liquid on the door and then they it will it on fire. >> they were kind of shaken up over the ordeal. this is something that is not normal and they don't know why it happened to them. and they were sleeping at the time. they woke up to a small commotion like a bang on the
just how long this store will remain closed. reporting live janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >> we just spoke with the oakland airport and they say right now emergency runway repairs are underway and this is a live look from news chopper 2. the repairs are due to a south runway and departing flights are being diverted to another runway and at this point no flights are being delayed and the repair work is expectinged to wrap up this hour. >>> mountain view police say they are expected to one a 28- year-old cold case. daniel garcia is accused of hurting a woman in pavement her body was found at a shopping center. they linked him to the killing through the state's dna database. he was arrested friday and is scheduled for arrangement today. >>> san jose police are searching for a man who stabbed a man in his car. it happened just after 12:00 a.m. this morning. the victim was sitting in his car when another man drove up broke his car window and stabbed him twice. he was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. police believe the stab is gang related but the vict
a possible announcement by facebook. janine de la vega joins us now from menlo park with more on a mystery event that is going to take place in just a few hours, good morning. >> reporter: good morning pam, we did see several news vehicles and as the morning goes on the area is expected to fill up and that's because at 10:00 a.m. facebook is anticipating a news conference to unveil something. we don't know what that something is just yet but they say come see what we are building. most people agree they are not talking about an actual building even though they are expanding their campus. some analysts are shooting down the idea of a phone because mark zuckerberg said a phone does not make sense. facebook is his top pry yourty and -- priority and he may unveil a search engine so users would not have to leave the facebook site. it has caused the facebook stock to end on a six month high on friday and the question is, will it live up to its hype. conferences have been pretty low key but it seems as though they are stealing a page from apple so we will just have to wait and see. live from menl
that is rocking the area. >>> and we go to janine de la vega with she tails about mortgage tune magazines top 100 companies. here is more. >> reporter: i asked people what they thought ranked number one on the list and every person i spoke to ranked google. it is the 4th time it happened and several are riding these free bikes and you can see it scattered around campus and it helps them get around. let's look at the companies headquartered in the area. nasdaq, sales force.com, sb financial ranked in the top 40, adobe, and cisco made it to the top 100. they are asking employees about management credibility, job sat faction and -- sat faction and camaraderie. we spoke to one tech worker who doesn't work there what he thought about the list. >> it makes me feel like i have a lot of opportunities here. if you work hard, you can end up in one of those companies and you can do it. >> reporter: google ranked high because they offer employees free massages and free food and free sports complexes. there are extra bonuses for vacation time and benefits for same sex partners. we will tell you interviews abo
deadly. janine de la vega has more on who is being treated for stab wounds after this altercation. >> reporter: we are here at the crown colony apartments and police just left the scene and are now headed to the hospital where both father and son are. they are investigating a stabbing that occurred inside one of the apartments. i just spoke with police, around 2:00 a.m. they received a call from inn sued the apartment and they said it was between him and the father and a fight broke out between him and the son and when they arrived they found the son was stabbed multiple times. we are still not sure where he was stabbed and we also know the son received some sort of blunt trauma to his head. both of them were transported to san francisco hospital and we are trying to find out if they have life-threatening injuries. as we head to the hospital, police want to talk to both the father and son and try to figure out who sparked this fight, who was the addresser and there are lots of questions still unanswered and neighbors were woken by police and we do know it appears to only involve t
to get back on the ice a far as getting back here at the arena. janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well muni saved money by cutting corners with a trimmed holiday schedule. they saved $75,000 and started service later in the day and ran certain bus lines less frequently. the savings comes with a little less than expected and muni may also do it again. it happened during the last week of march in spring break which is an idea. >>> it is getting more crowded for sure and as a matter of fact people are coming up to the bay bridge and you can see some of the lines are beginning to form here at the toll plaza especially in the outside lanes. also northbound 101 traffic looks good and up to the downtown exits. if you are driving in contra costa highway 4 looks good and a little bit of slowed traffic looks good between vallejo and richmond. >>> all right, good morning everybody, already, i know it is open wednesday but thursday and friday, freeze warnings and frost advisories, we have been talking about this and it is much colder starting tonight and friday, wind protected areas
-- sitting in his car in san jose. ktvu's janine de la vega has been upon the scene since 4:30 and just got off the phone with the hospital. how is the victim doing? >> reporter: well, the nursing supervisor told me that the 21- year-old p victim is in fair condition -- 21-year-old victim is in fair condition. this all happened around here. this is the apartment complex we're told where he lives near blossom hill and alma -- alma -- almadon road. he was sitting in his car when another vehicle pulled up. officers say the person in the vehicle, broke the victim's window an stabbed him twice. several people in the neighborhood heard the breaks glass. one of the victim's friends ran up right after it happened. >> he was just like trying to -- he was screaming. he was crying. he was asking god why? why right now? >> reporter: the man was rushed to the hospital where he is suffering from nonlife- threatening injuries. officers spent time gathering evidence and talking to witnesses to see if they can get -- if they could get a good description of the suspects. police tell us they believe that ther
a thrilling victory over the atlanta falcons and janine de la vega says the falcons came back home last night. good morning jeanine. >> reporter: that's right, they are here at the training facility and you can bet the team will be here practicing for the next couple of weeks. ktvu channel 2 morning news was there as the team's plane touched down at 11:15 and people were cheering as the players and fans walked off the plane. they made their way to the headquarters in santa clara and they won the game against the atlanta falcons and they had a rough start in the first half and were down by 17 points but frank gore ran for a pair in the second half and the team won 28-24 and this is what jim harbaugh had to say. >> this is a team effort and everybody does a little and it adds up to be a lot. this is done by -- this is not done by any one person. tremendous force showed heart in the team and they will move on with humility and will be ready to play again in two weeks. >> reporter: coach harbaugh will be facing off with his brother who is a coach for the super bowl in new orleans and that's leadi
. >>> ktvu's janine de la vega is where fans can get their hands on now championship gear, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we are in front of the 49ers team store and they are already selling nfc championship shirts and the super bowl emblem and you can be sure they will be selling a lot of these. they arrived at the airport, players and copes as he team made their way to the falcons, the team had a rough first half and was down by 17 points, but frank gore scored two touchdowns and the 49ers won 28- 24, coach jim harbaugh had lots of praise for the runningback. >> i believe they will be in the hall of fame some day and he is one of the greatest competitors i have ever met. tremendous performance by frank. >> reporter: now the team is headed to new orleans to play against the baltimore ravens and that team is coached by the older brother john and two brothers will be facing off on what some are calling harbaugh bowl. tickets start at 21 $100 and we even found one going to the 50- yard seat. you will hear what he said to his teammates just before the win. janine de la vega, ktvu
alternative flights. janine de la vega with more on how dream liners are preventing passengers from taking flight. jeanine? >> reporter: they have now announced that they have canceled 320 of its flights including 51 international flights and san jose is the only bay area using 787 so operations here are at a standstill. this is what the ticket counterlooked like this morning and we are told agents were here is helping travelers rebook flights and they expect it to happen again this morning. there is a notice of apology announcing they are suspending from january 28th, next monday. they ordered all of them grounded after a flight made an emergency landing last week due to battery problems. this latest news is disappointing to travelers who are excited to finally have a direct flight from asia to san jose. >> it is great for myself and my colleague, my people trying fly to japan saturday, but [inaudible] and they have to change the flights. >> reporter: ana just started operating a week and a half ago with lots of fan fair. they celebrated the inaugural flight and how muched more flights wo
there is a great deal of concern over today's earnings report. here is janine de la vega. >> reporter: apple will be looking at the report earnings and you will still find plenty of customers inside apple stores but are sales of i- phones slipping. they just came out with new numbers on their phones but only half were the iphone 5. customers were attracted to buying iphone 4s because they are marked down a couple of dollars. profits on those are much smaller and there is speculation they have cut the component orders so analysts will be looking at what the shipping number was for the quarter. analysts are divided on whether it will show an increase or decrease. it would be the first time in nine years and ceo tom cook will be crucial for the company. now coming up in the next half hour, we will tell you about a recent study showing a trend among twins and "i" phones that could play in to sales among i- phones which is coming up in the next half hour and it may surprise you what that study says. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> 5:35 is the time and sal, remember we were tal
game in months and janine de la vega is where tonight's home opener is sold out. >> reporter: tonight they will be packed with the sharks fans for their long awaited team and this is the first game since the lock out ended. they have been training to fear up for the -- gear up for the season and they have already won in alberto but now they are going to the hp pavilion have been suffering from game nights. we are also out of jobs but now that is all changing and fans are looking forward to tonight's game. they have already started off great this season and at first we were worried but they are doing it. >> reporter: the sharks are playing a shortened season because of the lock out that lasted three months. they finally reached a new collective bargaining agreement which ended that lock out. today they will be playing tonight and we will tell you if any chance will have hard feeling over how long it has taken for them to get back on the ice. janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> it started at an abandoned victorrian home on harrison street. it took three hours to put that
for are right here in the bay area. janine de la vega joins us with more and will tell us were with google starts the list. >> reporter: good morning. many will likely feel a sense of pride that their company is ranking high. perks like using free bicycles like this, also helps and that's just the beginning. now, the search engine giant offers employees free massages, free food and access to the three new wellness centers and seven acres for the complex. there are benefits r to the same-sex partners and extra bonuses for vacation time. we looked up some questions google used to ask employees during interviews including to businessinsider.com. one question was how many golf balls can hit in a school bus. that was for a job for a product manager to show problem- solving skills. we talked to one employee who did not work for google who said he would like to work for the company to get the benefits i just spoke about. >> for me the bent fits are the big part, like the 401(k) and the little perks like food and free transport. that helps, too. >> reporter: do you get anything like that at your c
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